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Katrine Lillerud

Katrine Lillerud

Lead Lawyer

Katrine Lillerud works with EEA regulatory issues, state aid and competition law. She frequently assist on various EEA regulatory issues and competition law aspects, in particularly in relation to transactions and notification of concentrations, assessment of cooperation between undertakings, distribution agreements and litigations.

She has also regularly performed various procedural assignments within transport and insurance law.

Katrine has work experience from the EFTA Surveillance Authority`s and an in-depth understand of the EEA Agreement. Katrine is currently finalizing her Ph.D. at the European University Institute in the area of EEA State aid. and competition law.


  • Assisting in payment claims, litigation and arbitration matters in relation to international seafood transport for an export credit agency, in cooperation our with DLA Piper Ukraine office, 2015
  • Experience as an-house lawyer in aquaculture pharmaceutical firm, 2014 - 2015
  • Assisting our Brussels office in a competition law matter before the Commission and General Court (pharmaceutical industry), which involved massive document review in preparing a Response to the Statement of Objections and reply to the Commission's Defence, to the General Court to reduce the fine of MEUR 146, 2012 - 2013
  • Assistaning in relation to the management for the NCA of the merger between two poultry farmers, which was cleared on certain conditions, 2010 - 
  • Norwegian
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Ph.D., defence in 2019
  • European University Institute, Florence, Italy, LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws, 2016
  • University of Saarland, LL.M. in European Laws and Integration, 2010

    University of Oslo, Master of Law, 2009

Prior Experience

  • 2018 - present, Lead Lawyer, DLA Piper Norway DA
  • 2015-2018, Researcher, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 2014-2015, In-house lawyer, Seconded to Pharmaq AS
  • 2013 - 2014, Young Professional trainee, EFTA Surveillance Authority Competition & State Aid Directorate
  • 2012 - 2013, Lawyer, DLA Piper Norway DA
  • 2010 - 2012, Associate, DLA Piper Norway DA
  • 2010 - 2010, Legal Trainee, EFTA Secretariat

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Registered with The Norwegian Bar Association
  • Norwegian Association of Lawyers